Your Wedding

 The Ceremony:

The actual ceremony is open to the wishes and desires of the couple.
The hand ceremony, the candle ceremony, the rose ceremony, the sand ceremony... these are all ceremonies which may be included.

Perhaps, you have some cultural traditions which you would like to see included.  
Perhaps,  you have a favourite reading or poem which you would like delivered by a member of your family, or a friend.  My appointment as an Alberta Marriage Commissioner was to conduct civil ceremonies in accordance with the laws of Alberta.  I am not authorized to participate in a specific religious reading. Should someone other than myself include this element in the ceremony, I am completely comfortable with that.

The Vows:

A standard ceremony is available.  Based on a meeting prior to the ceremony, details specific to the couple would be included.

If the couple wishes to write some or all of their own vows, that is certainly fine. (note the legal requirement to the right)

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
~George Eliot


Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. ~Aristotle

Legal Requirements:

You do need to have an Alberta Marriage Licence. More details here:

https://www.servicealberta.ca/1149.cfm


Licences are available from Alberta Registries.  
In Stony Plain: 
http://www.stonyplainregistries.com/
In Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Morinville and Westlock:
http://drayden.com/registry-services/#.VR2OfihBphM

More Legal Requirements: the Alberta government has legal requirements for the ceremony. Besides, getting your marriage licence, there are some specific legal sentences which must be said in any wedding.  As we meet or communicate, those words which carry legal weight will be discussed and will be a part of your civil ceremony.


If I am unable to handle your wedding due to other obligations, you can browse marriage commissioners by location here:

https://www.servicealberta.ca/Find-a-marriage-officiant.cfm